Start-Ups

Business technology start-ups are increasingly attracting venture capital; find out how to take your idea and turn it into a business reality, and which technologies could make all the difference.

  • eBooks // Apr 2015

    Founder's guide to launching a startup (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic focuses on tips, strategies, and success stories aimed at helping new entrepreneurs and founders-in-the-making navigate the tricky path of launching a startup.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    HotelsCombined.com grows from start-up to world leader

    This case study is exploring how HotelsCombined.com became the world leader in hotel price comparisons. Being a site “developed and born on the cloud” that attracts more than 25 million visitors a month who use the free service to compare hotel prices and make reservations. Download this case and learn...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2015

    Securing the Small Business Network

    This ebook examines eight network security challenges that small businesses face today, and offers easy and effective solutions. Dell SonicWALL offers the comprehensive protection your small business needs, priced within your budget.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Data Projections Case Study

    Data Projections needed a quoting solution that would allow them to prepare, deliver, and track quality quotes and proposals that could integrate with their CRM. Quosal enables Data Projections to produce winning sales proposals in less time, and improves their internal sales reporting

    Provided By Quosal

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level: A Game Changer for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses.

    This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation, Why market-based salary data...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience

    In today’s ultra-competitive business landscape, organisations are always looking for the best way to deliver secure, new business services to their customers. But to do this, organisations must find a “new balance” of security across two critical business imperatives: growing the business and protecting the business.

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP

    As IT operations become more and more critical to business, no downtime can be tolerated. Downtime causes lost business, poor customer satisfaction, and competitive weakness. Today’s “always-on” data centers are all about how the underlying infrastructure provides continuous data availability to the applications despite changing business needs. Read more.

    Provided By NetApp

  • Videos // Apr 2015

    Why serverCONDO is in the Dedicated Hosting Business

    serverCONDO's John Brown answers why they're in the dedicated hosting business.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Making the Real Time Enterprise a Reality

    REAL TIME. ON DEMAND. ALWAYS ON. Such are the expectations of businesses in today’s global information economy. Customers demand agility, responsiveness, and innovation from all companies today. And they’re comparing their experiences with businesses in every industry against firms that embody all three capabilities. Read this whitepaper to discover how...

    Provided By SAP

  • Videos // Apr 2015

    Video: People Are the New Bottom Line

    Your business is the sum of its parts—your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is the easy-to-use, low-cost way to share ideas with anyone, anywhere, anytime, from any device. Collaborate over the web with remote employees, customers, and suppliers. Deliver presentations, demonstrate applications and update spreadsheets. Save time and money on travel — conduct regular meetings...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

    Provided By Dell

  • eBooks // Apr 2015

    IBM PureData System E-Guide

    Every business would like to spend more time focused on improving productivity and less on routine maintenance tasks that keep the status quo. Unfortunately, most IT departments spend the bulk of their time and budget on doing just that – keeping the lights on and fighting fires. That is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Rostering/Shift scheduling opportunity scan

    This briefing looks at symptoms that can help your company see if there is opportunity to implement more effective rostering and shift scheduling. If your company is exhibiting any of these symptoms, then there is room for significant improvement.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Ways Anonymity Hurts Business and Consumers

    Traditionally, the notion of online identity is that it must be protected and safeguarded by the individual it belongs to. As users’ Internet habits evolve, however, we’re seeing a greater shift in online sharing: consumers are posting personal photographs, life event updates, and more across their social channels. This...

    Provided By Gigya Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    A manufacturers guide to complete business control

    This briefing provides a guide to gain business control in manufacturing planning. Readers can learn how to achieve business goals and competitive advantages with integrated supply chain planning and optimization.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    4 signs that your business is ready to plan for profit

    This briefing will help you to determine whether your business is ready to plan for profit by maximizing the value of your ERP investment with supply chain planning and optimization. By looking at these four signs you can begin planning for profit.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Best Practices for recruiting the right talent

    This white paper examines best practices in recruiting and the technology behind those practices. It discusses how to reduce time to hire by up to 50 percent, reduce cost per hire by up to 70 percent, and improve recruiter efficiency in finding the right talent.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment

    Arguably computation models seen in client space are much more diverse than those in the server space proper. For servers, there are essentially two, the earlier model of static consolidation and the more recent dynamic model where virtual machines lightly bound to their physical hosts and can be moved around...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Who’s Spying on You?

    You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Read our special report "Who's spying...

    Provided By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Unified Communication and Collaboration - The Best Practice Guide

    Unified Communication & Collateral allows businesses to harness enterprise-wide collaboration, increase productivity and realise cost competitiveness. Most businesses are keen to find ways to continually improve on their solutions and processes. As a result of this, Telstra have produced a complimentary practice guide which will deliver insights into the benefits...

    Provided By Telstra

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Unified Communication and Collaboration - The Best Practice Guide

    Unified Communication & Collateral allows businesses to harness enterprise-wide collaboration, increase productivity and realise cost competitiveness. Most businesses are keen to find ways to continually improve on their solutions and processes. As a result of this, Telstra have produced a complimentary practice guide which will deliver insights into the benefits...

    Provided By Telstra

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Backup Basics. Choosing the Right Data Protection System

    Data is often the most important non-human asset that a company has. It represents the actual information and details behind the products and services that each company provides. If this data is lost, becomes corrupt, or is unavailable, it can have a major adverse effect on whether or not your...

    Provided By Quantum

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    You Work 24/7 For Your Business. So Should Your Server.

    Are you not sure if your business could benefit from a server? Use this checklist to help you decide if adding a server to your business can be an efficient and affordable way to help you and your employees reach new levels of productivity, while protecting valuable company data and...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    10 Reasons your Business Needs VoIP

    Voice over Internet from Alaska Communications lets you make and receive calls over the Internet anywhere, anytime—keeping employees connected and boosting productivity. It’s a hosted and flexible phone communication solution that works the way you do. No hardware equipment to purchase, software to maintain or even IT staff to hire...

    Provided By Alaska Communications

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Businesses are ready for a new approach to IT

    Today’s businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in “patterns of expertise” to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Start-Up Size Strategy and Risk Management: Impact on New Venture Performance

    Start-up size is a key strategic decision for entrepreneurs. Should entrepreneurs invest sufficient resources to start up close to minimum efficient scale in order to optimize performance or should they seek to manage risk and start-up on a smaller scale? Previously, this strategic decision appeared to be one of simply...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Re-envisioning the Data Management Landscape: Road Map to the Real-Time Business

    "Real-time business" is a powerful metaphor for today’s forward-thinking companies. These are businesses that have the ability to use all relevant data when and wherever needed for up-to-the moment decision making. In today’s hyperconnected business environment, the demand for faster business cycles and deeper insight is driving a tremendous wave...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Preparing the Datacenter for a New Age of Computing

    Aligning IT with the goals of the business is top of mind for executives who need to understand how business plans, infrastructure, and people come together to impact business process. Convergence and virtualization are some of the most talked about technologies for helping align business goals because of their ability...

    Provided By HP and Intel®

  • Videos // Apr 2015

    Continuous data protection for a business of any size

    Video, websites, email, client files, and application data on physical or virtual servers, is the type of information that is essential to business, and can seem endless. Now more than ever, organisations are on the lookout for simpler ways to manage and protect the growing amounts of content collected every...

    Provided By NETGEAR, Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Technology Based-Entrepreneurship: Measurement Technology Perspective

    Currently, there are several papers on the New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs) yet the case studies of measurement technology appear to not be available. This paper aims to present the entrepreneurial processes of Finnish measurement technology firms. Eight interviews were conducted with the key players of the industry. Successfully, the...

    Provided By University of Ottawa

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The business of social business

    The value in social acquaintances Today, social approaches have become the norm for creating meaningful business value. In an IBM® IBV executive study however, nearly three-quarters of respondents admitted that they were unprepared to embrace this shift in customer engagement. This white paper reveals how business leaders can successfully...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Explaining Entrepreneurial Performance of Solo Self-Employed From a Motivational Perspective

    This paper investigates whether start-up motivation (opportunity versus necessity) influences entrepreneurial performance of an important subset of entrepreneurs, viz. the solo self-employed. The authors also explore to what extent human capital measures mediate this relation. They use a unique individual-level panel data set of solo self-employed in the Netherlands for...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Startup rockstars: A roundup of innovative newcomers

    Fame, quick profits, a career marked by creativity, pushing boundaries, popularity and chasing that one big deal that could change everything. You can see why there are parallels drawn between startup founders and rock stars. While the nexus of startup funding has traditionally been Silicon Valley, technology startup hubs outside...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Entrepreneurial Activity, Industry Orientation, and Economic Growth

    There is evidence that entrepreneurial activity plays a non-negligible role in driving economic development. In this paper, the authors investigate whether the industry in which the entrepreneurial activity takes place matters for economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. They distinguish between three types of entrepreneurial activity, based on...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • eBooks // Apr 2015

    Founder's guide to launching a startup (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic focuses on tips, strategies, and success stories aimed at helping new entrepreneurs and founders-in-the-making navigate the tricky path of launching a startup.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation, Why market-based salary data...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2015

    Securing the Small Business Network

    This ebook examines eight network security challenges that small businesses face today, and offers easy and effective solutions. Dell SonicWALL offers the comprehensive protection your small business needs, priced within your budget.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Building a Geospatial Information System, Part 1: Understanding the Basics

    Businesses and educational and governmental institutions are increasingly using Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to solve real-world problems. GIS offers many new ways to visualize information, collaborate, and do business. In this paper, learn the basics of GIS. Explore open source and proprietary software considerations, a basic GIS architecture, and how...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    What's Working in Small Business Marketing and Webinars

    Today small business marketers must make every dollar count by investing in proven effective tactics. Quantum Leap Marketing recently conducted a survey to find out how small business marketers are responding to tough economic times and how they plan to optimize marketing efforts for maximum results. Download the...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    A Business Plan Helps Prevents Failure For Sure!

    A company's business plan is what lenders such as banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration use in deciding to lend you money. It's the main company document that your employees - and you - use to gage your company's success and to make decisions about what you should do...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Write A Business Plan, Build Your Business

    Starting a business isn't as easy as coming up with a catchy name, finding easy ways to make a quick buck, and waiting for the dough to roll in. Business often benefit greatly from the use of business plans, because they act as a road map, or guide to help...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • Podcasts // Apr 2015

    Lessons From China: The Evolution Of The Globe's Largest Search Engine

    Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture - and a unique social approach to search - have allowed it to succeed where many North American search...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2015

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Flight Of Angels: Bootstrapping Startup Companies

    Where would startup companies be without Angel Investors? We will find out in 2009! In 2007, 258,200 angel investors pumped $26 billion into 57,120 companies? The Angel Capital Association recently conducted an Angel investments survey; half the respondents believe they will receive more investment requests in 2009 than in 2008....

    Provided By Evaluations Plus

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Business Angel Investing: A Guide To The Legal, Tax & Regulatory Issues

    Business Angels invest both their expertise and money into small businesses to help them grow and achieve success in return for shares in the company. Business Angel Investing is not new and has been established for many years. There are an estimated 18,000 investors across the whole of the UK...

    Provided By British Business Angels Association

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    How To Succeed At Failure

    Recognizing failure and recovering from mistakes are essential skills for any entrepreneur. The impending failure of a business is something that you will instinctively recognize deep down, but human nature may prevent you from acknowledging it. Most startups are short of cash in the launch stages and then lurch from...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Classroom Experiments In Entrepreneurship

    If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this webcast, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this quandary to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Designing A Strong Business

    Housewares retailer Crate and Barrel was conceived by a newlywed couple with good taste, little money and no place to shop. "People would get their glasses from the local gas station." "We realized we could provide a plethora of goods that people hadn't seen. Our job was to bring the...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    The History Of Palm And The Part-Time Entrepreneur

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, was an early observer of the idea that people wanted their primary personal computer to be in their pocket, thus he launched Palm in 1992. The self-described "Reluctant entrepreneur" says that he never intended to launch a mobile computer industry (or any company, for that...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Using Retirement Plan Assets To Fund A Start-Up Company

    After working for a manufacturing company for the past 20 years, a client approaches you who has recently been let go and is looking forward to starting the next phase of life by purchasing a local restaurant franchise. Your client has a substantial 401(k) account with the manufacturing company that...

    Provided By State Bar of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Achieving Grandiose Failure

    After five years of product build-out and $40 million of capital, author Eric Ries shares his personal story of monumental startup failure. The important distinction that he draws is not that his company failed to execute. To the contrary, all went strictly to plan, hiring the best talent, releasing a...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Vertical Vs. Horizontal Markets

    In this webcast, the difference between vertical markets - niche players serving a specific need or customer set; and horizontal markets - goods or services that enable a platitude of businesses - are defined for the student of entrepreneurship. The needs of start-ups differ dramatically by vertical, says serial entrepreneur...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Venture Capital Is A Time Bomb

    David Heinemeier Hansson has a provocative point of view: he believes that Venture Capital is a time bomb and one of the most harmful things for a new business. He explains that a sudden windfall of money provides start-ups with a false sense of security. VC-injected companies often lose the...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2015

    Getting To Plan B

    While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2015

    A Panorama Of Venture Capital And Beyond

    Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Small Business Guide To Doing Business In Alabama

    There are a number of steps which should be taken before anyone starts a small business in Alabama. Detailed descriptions of all the areas involved in planning a business venture are discussed in the following sections of this book. The following checklist is designed to be used as a general...

    Provided By Alabama Development Office

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Effect Of Work - Family Role Conflict On Business Startup Decision-Making Processes

    Many important strategic decisions made by business owners in the early stages of operation are both commonly encountered and have important consequences. These decisions relate to the initial configuration of the business regarding the initial business scope and size and procurement of the resources necessary for that configuration. A logic-based...

    Provided By Georgia Southern University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Benefits Of Stealth Mode

    Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee sees the fertile breeding ground for his venture at the intersection of info-tech and green tech. Even with a solid idea and a unique concept, his company decided to quietly accept venture capital and gain market traction in stealth mode for the first 18 months. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Dwarfed By Metrics

    With over 50 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular online music vehicles. But as compared to the entire mass radio spectrum, Pandora remains a mere blip on the airwaves. CTO Tom Conrad states that a key strategy in remaining focused comes from the metrics enterprises choose...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Persistence Pays Off

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    The Value Of Putting On A Suit

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Keeping Customers Happy in a Highly Competitive Environment

    Keeping your customers happy is a critical success factor for any business. However, effective customer retention strategies can be difficult to quantify. In this real world case study, learn how National Motor Club faces this challenge every day. Follow their analysis of customer retention, from basic data on customer, attributes,...

    Provided By Tableau Software

  • Training // Apr 2015

    Microsoft Virtual Labs Hyper V-Edition

    After completing this lab, you will be better able to use the Home tab, Users and Groups tab, Network tab, Shared Folders and Web sites tab, backup and Server Storage tab, reports tab, security tab and you will also be better able to create an Office Live Small Business account.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Motivation And Momentum Lead To Millions

    Would you believe a new baby, a new business, plus the recession coupled with long hours and little sleep was one woman's recipe for entrepreneurial success? President of SolTec Electronics, Dawn Gluskin, made her first million working under these conditions. The straw that stirred the drink was her momentum. Dawn...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Making Ideas Happen With Less

    As the author of the best selling book Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky is an expert in, well, making ideas happen. He tells Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget that startups need to take advantage of their size by iterating rapidly, taking risks, and playing around with their product. "At a...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    The Benefits Of Mapping Plan A

    Though Randy Komisar, KPCB partner and seasoned entrepreneur, proposes that most successful ventures do not find success in their initial business idea, he still maintains that there's value in constructing a thoughtful initial business plan. "Plan A" should help flesh out your business' assumptions, challenges, and risk mitigation. Those critical...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Start-Up Chile

    Economic Minister Fontaine outlines details of Chile's grant-making and business magnet program, Start-Up Chile. The program offers a $40,000 grant to entrepreneurs bringing early-stage businesses to the country for a minimum of six months. Grant winners must interact with the Chilean people and maintain ties with the country, even if...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    The Valley Absorbs Failure

    Innovation is not a monopoly of Silicon Valley, says venture capitalist Randy Komisar. But entrepreneurship as a profession, he notes, is practiced best on KPCB's home turf. Here, failure isn't personal, and it is tolerated for approximately 70 percent of the businesses that launch here. The Valley offers a unique...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Bringing Creativity And Innovation To Chile's Universities

    Chilean science professors are not used to thinking in terms of start-ups, says Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. However, through partnerships with Stanford University and other organizations, business development education is growing in Chile's universities. Minister Fontaine expresses the desire for students to take risks...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Clean Tech's Impact On Recessionary Times

    When orders for Tesla cars outshine orders for the GM Saturn, Steve Westly takes this as a sign that clean technologies are going to help lift America from the recession of 2008/2009. He points to other indicators, such as that abundance of clean tech company IPO's, that will also help...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    An Argument For Continuous Deployment

    Author and entrepreneur Eric Ries stresses continuous deployment - that is, the updating of code and website changes as frequently as every twenty minutes - as a necessary asset to the functioning of a lean startup. He states that all online product development and engineering changes should be implemented slowly...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Social Entrepreneurship: Beyond The Hype

    Private for-profit companies are playing an ever-larger role in the microcredit industry. The volatile combination of profit seeking companies, minimal competition, and vulnerable, ill-informed, ill-educated borrowers has opened up dangerous potential for exploiting the poor. Expecting microcredit organizations to exercise self-restraint and self-regulation is naively optimistic and will not work....

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    An Innovative Spirit

    There's a palpable energy at a successful startup - a buzz in the air, a sense of great things to come. Students in the Kellogg Entrepreneur Organization know what that energy is like - and they want to generate more of it. Last spring, a group of KEO members listened...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)